Plaza de Cesar Chavez

The Plaza Conservancy


The Plaza Conservancy’s volunteer board consists of:

Richard Ajluny - Treasurer

Nonprofit Executive

Indu Chakravarthy

Associate, RMW Architecture & Interiors

Debbie Degutis - Secretary

Managing Director, Christmas in the Park

Maia Harris

Director of Special Projects & Community Relations, Jay Paul Company

Alan “Gumby” Marques

Owner/Head Instructor, Heroes Martial Arts

Dan Orloff

Principal, Orloff Marketing

Dan Pulcrano - President

CEO, Weeklys Media Group

Raymond Rodriguez Jr.

Photographer and Co-Founder of San Jose Downtown Association

Ato Walker

Independent Producer

Corinda Wong

Managing Director/Design Director, Gensler San Jose

Torie O’Reilly (ex-officio)

Division Manager, City of San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

Advisory Board

Teresa Alvarado

Vice President, South Bay & Central Coast Region, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Pamela Pennington

Downtown Resident, Interior Designer at Pamela Pennington Studios

Darlene Tenes

President and Founder, CasaQ

Why are parks important?

Public parks are the settings for our shared experiences. They improve the quality of life for all San Joseans by providing spaces for social and civic engagement. By encouraging long-term investment in public space and strengthen the city’s social fabric we become a stronger city.